Potencial didático da implantação de hortas escolares na educação básica e educação superior
Santos, Airton Rodrigues dos
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A vegetable garden is an area, usually of small extension, where the cultivation activity of the most diverse agricultural crops, such as vegetables, ornamental plants, can be performed, subjected to an intensive management of production. The objective of this work was to evaluate the implementation of vegetable gardens in different didactic uses against two perspectives of different levels of education: vocational education and early childhood education. In professional education, the vegetable garden was used for the implementation and management practices seen in the classroom in the discipline of Olericulture and Medicinal Plants of the undergraduate course in Technology in Agroecology of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do North - IFRN, Campus Ipanguaçu. In environmental education, the flowerbeds were used as a didactic tool for the contact with the living beings and foods that are produced there to promote environmental awareness of the students of the municipal school of the kindergarten (Jardim II) of the Vereador Municipal School. João Medeiros Lopes in Itajá/RN. In both places where the gardens were implanted, semi-structured questionnaires were applied and after tabulating these data it was possible to conclude that for elementary school the garden had the objective of environmental awareness and education, while for the professional level students it served as technical training. future Agroecologists in training. Therefore, the implementation of vegetable gardens is an active teaching methodology that can be used at different levels of education and for different purposes.